“With a chai tea latte and a slice of pumpkin bread in hand, I’m ready to tackle the world”
My name is Kate Franke (she/her). I am a junior at Drake University pursuing a dual degree in Writing and Magazine Media, as well as a minor in Leadership Development.
Beyond academics at Drake, I work on literature focused service projects, as Vice President of Sigma Tau Delta, and I write for Drake’s publications, Drake Mag and The Times Delphic. As a writer, I have a strong passion for lifestyle, fashion, and travel related content. Anything about zodiacs, parisian style, or Europe is right up my alley. I’ve also co-written an autumn themed blog called, That’s Fall She Wrote. The blog focuses on budget friendly tips, tricks, and ideas to make fall memorable without breaking the bank. Though I keep myself busy with a job and organizations, I work hard to maintain a cumulative 4.0 GPA. I attribute much of my academic success to an inherent love of learning and strong intrinsic motivation, two things I am sure to bring to any job I undertake.
When I’m not fixated on writing or working at my local coffee shop, I’m usually a few episodes deep in my favorite show, Bones, or learning about a new topic on the internet. My most recent internet obsession has been with astrological birth charts. It’s crazy what you can learn about yourself and others based on a snapshot of the sky from the day you were born. Besides internet deep dives, I also love curling up with a good book. Though I mostly stick to fiction, nothing beats a poetry book on a rainy morning. A few of my favorites are Flux by Orion Carloto and Naked Human by Christopher Poindexter. 10/10 recommend.
Besides being the title of one of Fleetwood Mac’s greatest songs, my dream is to become a freelance writer and support myself through writing about the things I love. Consider me Carrie Bradshaw 2.0. I plan to write and travel, chronicling the adventures I experience along the way. Another dream of mine is to write a poetry book filled with all the thoughts and insights I’ve developed as an expert over-thinker. It’s a gift, truly. Once my traveling days are over, I hope to settle down in a small cottage with a dachshund named Martha and live the simple life.